Karma & Divination

Recently I heard someone claimed that he won’t give any advice in a tarot reading, for that will take he a role in client’s life and make him sharing client’s karma.

It’s a surprising statement because most of tarot readers I know that we do a reading for gaining information and guidelines. Also, in Chinese tradition, many ancients agrees that “to seek fortune and avoid misfortune” is the reason we use divination tools.

 

There is a tendency among tarot readers that we use tarot for gaining insight and self-knowledge rather than prediction. Because we all have free will to change ourselves. Seemingly, that one extents this idea to extreme, so readers should not make any effect to querents. For example the tarot reader guides them, or he would rebound something so bad.

But don’t we made any effect while we are just starting to read for a querent? Querents put their trust (more or less) in us, listen to what we view in these cards. Whether the reader suggest s/he or not, they will hear something they won’t hear from others, whatever it’s an insight or prediction or comfort or so, they will try to make it sense, consider it, judge it, or refuse it. How can this course make no effect to them?

In Hinduism, the word Karma means action, work, or deed, it’s neutral. Mostly we use this word to describe the action we do and its reaction. Therefore everything that we have ever thought, spoken, done or caused at every moment is karma. In Buddhism, karma is intention and it can be manifested through the ways of physical actions, speech and mental thoughts. It’s also neutral but Buddha focus on avoid those evil karma. The evil vocal karma is further divided into curse, lying, flatter, and discord.

According to these, I may say, the reader creates HER/HIS OWN KARMA while doing any styles of reading, or the reader creates no evil karma as long as s/he says something nice and true.

As I know, there is no information about “sharing someone’s karma” in Hindu tradition. I tried to google it and found a Q&A about that.

There are groups of Buddhists (and others) who believe that merit can be shared (or even transferred to the dead). There are subtle differences between karma in general and merit specifically, but that’s a discussion for another time. Personally, I’m not a believer in the sharing of merit, but others are.

I think it looks more likely a traditional Chinese theory that all members of a family share their fortune and misfortune. Our elder generation developed it from the law of individual karma to explain why a bad man still have a good life. They told us, because they haven’t consumed fortune accumulated by their ancients out, seemingly they had no punishment for their vice.

However, this theory limits the karma transfers among family or bloodline. Usually, a divination consultation happen between two people who don’t have close relationship. Could it build a bridge to transfer or share one’s karma to another? Remember also, both Hindu and Chinese karma theory are neutral. So which kind of karma, good or evil, it would transfer? What’s your opinion?

 

That man also says, when the querents follows the suggestion which the reader give to her/him, the querents will lost her/his free will! They should do ANYTHING with their own choice so the reader should not intervene their own life.

To think about making a business deal, when someone goes to a diviner, s/he seeks for suggestions with her/his own free will, and the diviner should fulfill this will. In the realm of horary astrology or lenormand reading, diviners do not reject the concept of prediction or fortune-telling so much. Customers come to seek true situation and the best solutions, that’s why a lot of diviners provide answers like “buy this is a good choice, choose it” or “this guy don’t love you honestly, but there is another opportunity, maybe two or three months after, keep patience and waiting.” Have the diviners’ suggestions injured the querent’s free will? I don’t think so. And I’m wondering another big question — does human have free will or not…? But we have no space and time to discuss it.

I believe that if people know what the weather will be tomorrow, they can change their plans or prepare more enough, and this is where free will exists. Keith E. Stanovich in his The Robot’s Rebellion appeal human not to be enslaved by mimic and gene but to reflect them by our higher rationality. I think its opinion also work well in our subject. There are so many stuffs which have power to over our will. Our culture, our habits, our social relationship, things what we have been involved, they define us, they build us, they limit our future from present, but they have no idea to benefit us if we can’t understand them with awareness first. This understanding enhances our free will.

Providing a guidance doesn’t mean the diviner should force her/his querent to take the recommended choice. It can be a consensus after an equal discussion with all predictions or insights they gained from a reading. On the other hand, many tarot spreads give us a position of advice to use, so the guidance sometimes doesn’t come from reader but the cards themselves. It will be better and more ethical to reflect if we readers be too arrogant, than rejecting giving any suggestions rigidly.

 

There is another idea that diviners must get rewards for reading, or the clients will be punished by karma, because divination is divulging the secrets of universe. That guy also mentions it, but he thinks it’s not able to pay off all karma by merely money after the karma is transferred.

How can we reader divulge the secrets of universe with just a pack of cards(or just a drawing of horoscope chart)? If so, the universe is vulnerable enough, I may say.

There are many tarot book tell me “divination” means “to talk with Gods”, and I think “the Gods(or high self or universe or whatever)” have right and power to keep something secret. We keep curious and honest and try our best to touch the limitation of our divination tools, but there are always things beyond that.

Sometimes I vaguely feel the cards don’t tell me what will actually happen but what they “think” it best for me to know or to do, even though I believe it’s a hard or bad path. Sometimes I have a feeling that the universe might speak a white lie to me. I’m not sure about this, maybe just I made something wrong in those readings. Rachel Pollack said (as my friend told me), the tarot will always gives the cards most fit you to understand in your own reading. I’m probably unable to accept this. There are some others’ reading in which they read the cards well but I can’t. However, there are some my own reading in which I can’t make sense of the cards at all,  does it mean tarot gives the cards doesn’t fits me?

Then, if readers have no ways to reveal what we shouldn’t know now or ever, we have no ways to be punished for this reason. What do you think? Does divination have any other qualities to make it different and magical so that we should take care about it and never forget the law of three times or karma?

So what do you think about these issues? Let me know!

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两次祈愿魔法实践

二月13日晚上,做了一次魔法,祈祷双神让某个人还钱。那个人是我通过赌博认识的,分两次找我借了200元。因为不是大数目所以我其实也不是特别在意,就是想试试魔法吧。最初一次借钱,都是一月16的事情了。

At 13th Feb., I did a magick to urge one man to repay my money. I got acquainted with this man by gambling. He borrowed totally 200 yuan from me in twice. It’s not a big deal so I don’t care about it very much but just have a try. The first time I lent him was 16th Jan.

第一次魔法,我只是简单地用手指在空气中画魔法圆,然后在魔法圆里请求四方守护、双神莅临,然后向双神祈祷,请让那个人还钱,并绷紧肌肉,视觉化这股力量代表我的意志,然后放松肌肉,想象我的力量从指尖发送去宇宙。就这样完毕,感谢诸神并解除魔法圆。做完魔法,我用占星骰子占卜魔法的效果,是月亮在金牛座12宫。由于2宫主飞12宫,我和其他朋友一致认为,对方不会还钱了。

At first magick, I simply cast a circle with figure on air, called upon the guardians of the four quarters and Goddess & God. Then I petitioned my intention, and I tensed my muscles a few moment, imagine this physical energy was my intention, which was released to the Universe when I relaxed my muscles. And so it was over, I thanked for spirits and erased the circle. After then, I divined by astro-dices, the answer was the Moon & Taurus & 12th House. The Moon was Lord 2 and placed at 12th, I read it as a negative result as well as my friends. 继续阅读

水星招财符

之前看了一个制作水星护符的仪式,于是模仿它,自己做了一个用来招财的符。我本命盘里水星合中天,木星金星先天状态很差,所以选择使用水星,并且我希望通过水星的途径赚钱,也就是写作、翻译、占卜、赌博。

Some days ago, I read a ritual used to create a mercury talisman. As a model, I created a talisman for improving my finance today. For in my natal chart the Mercury conjuncts the M.C., and the Jupiter and Venus are both ill-dignity. At the same time, I wish to earn profits from Mercurial methods including writing, translation, divination, and gambling.

护符的设计,取了诗篇118:16。 “耶和华的右手高高举起; 耶和华的右手行了大能的事。”(护符上写的拉丁文版。)并加上了黄金之书给出的天使符文。与诗文呼应,且与目的呼应,我画了星币一的图像,神的右手赐予金钱。

I used Psalm 117:16  “The right hand of the Lord is exalted; the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.” (I writed it in Latin around the talisman.)Also I placed the name of angel of this Psalm from LE LIVRE D’OR. Echoing the psalm and my purpose, I drew a image from Ace of Pentacles, which is a right hand holding a coin. 继续阅读

日志

不知道在贴吧的哪里看到有人推荐《sacred seven》,然后就去看了。其实以往我很少会听别人安利动画剧集的,话题番也只是可能会看看而已。但是这次,好像冥冥之中有种指引一样,邂逅到了这么一部动画。其实几个月前也吃过一个安利,《精灵守护者》,也是挺好看,但就是没有这一次这么入迷。跑去查了一堆有的没有的资料,然后p站d站搜刮同人图……

这几天一直在循环这首OP,好赞,而且泽野大妈好像不常见做这类型的歌呢。
Stone Cold
ps. 很多人说对这首歌的印象是其空耳——“孙悟空/stone cold”(わらわら

那么试用一下一个牌阵,以及占星思路的解牌方法:

cof

继续阅读

研究半年体育占星后的感想

去年5月私人翻译了《体育占星学》,然后半年来都在实践。这是一套利用体育比赛开始时间的天象盘,预测本场比赛胜负的技术。

我主要用在Dota 2 线下比赛上,因为在比赛设定上,它相对更适合预测。它用到赛事天象盘,所以必须有时间和地点,那么电竞线上赛就无法使用了。而由于天象的变化,虽然它设计了很多因子来增加具有微小时间差的星盘的差异度,但对于常规赛、海选赛、小组赛等等每天都有五六场比赛,同一时间在不同城市有两三场一起打的这些比赛,用起来效果也还是很不好。Dota 2 因为可以等到比赛开始bp后才下注,所以适合预测。目前我的经验是,一场BO3,第一场录像所显示的比赛开始时间,就是第一场bp开始时间,可以预测整个BO3的结果。

比赛结果是否是先定的,这很类似于人们常问的:人生是否被预定好了,要不然怎么能占卜、算命?

这套技术因为结果反馈很明确,只有谁输谁赢,最多加上平局,三种。目前反馈是,对于nba、英超常规赛,预测率大概只有一半;对于Dota 2 的线下大赛,七成左右,八成不到的准确率。

那么这就是命定与自由意志的比例了吗?还不能盖棺定论。这套技术并不完善,或许以后我的准确率还可以提高。另外由于这是特殊的事件占星,不是传统技术,所以很难说这个结论是否能推广。

另外,赛事越密集,准确率就越低,那推广到本命是不是,一个人越泯然众人,他就越不受星盘影响?越是独特、少见的人,越是被命运所引导?

年终回顾

一事无成的我啊……

去年考研失败,然后春节去报名了里海课程,虽然提到说有机会在上海实习,但还不知道门槛多高。

把拖延很久没翻译完的罗宾伍德之书和马赛书完成了。之后翻译了体育占星学,7月份吧开始赌博,一时赚一时亏,真是不知道怎么说。问冯大朋友有没有机会出版,结果没音信。

年度上旬买了千阵纸牌和银巫术,当时还有在想经历一年自我启蒙成为巫卡教徒,结果啥也没做。开始学习古典魔法应该是6月份的事情,到目前学了皮卡奇克斯、摩西之书、黄金之书、草药基础、植物炼金基础。但感觉还是各种不会。

今年好多次好多次想要自杀。基本的计划是戳暴股动脉,或者用衣架找个坚固的地方自挂东南枝。不能理解为什么家人总是做着春秋大梦,仿佛未来很美好一样。

忘了是什么时候开始的,应该在3月左右吧,就一直给wz担当着半心理咨询半占卜师的友人角色,经历过他想自杀,他咨询师都做不下去把他转介,他开始好转,他去找实习……想想那个时候,前一小时里我手里还捏着美工刀想要了断,后面却一整晚给他陪聊,当时也觉得讽刺,还好我们是qq聊,互相看到的只有文字。但是昨天,他来感谢我陪他顶过了这一年的那么多事情。感觉,自己应该,还有那么点价值吧。

大概5月时,妈妈去找算命先生看我八字,据说直接断出我爸身体不好,所以觉得很神,但是他说我今年就好好学习,过了本命年,或者最少等过了8月农历生日,之后就转运了,明年就能有工作了。可直到现在我都看不到未来有半点希望。

塔罗教科书应该也是今年开始写的,在完成了两本翻译后。但截至目前才写完权杖牌组,阅读量寥寥。打赏就更别说了,然而这写出来的内容,按照市场现状,真拿去开课,一人收个几百一千不过分。不过,就我的打广告能力,能招得到几个人啊。

最近几个月有人跟我合作,给客户我解,给我部分佣金。最近几个月收入略有提高,但我还是不会营销自己,这样的收入水平是养不活自己的。

年中开始上脸书直接跟外国人交流塔罗和卜卦占星,还是能学到一点新东西,但不多。有时候也会很担心,会不会表达得不好,让人误解。然后也打算正经地学日语了,买了教材,但看了一点后还是开始拖延了。二毛去了日本,搞得我也有点向往那边了。记得当初高考后选专业时,已经去到日本的网友说,大学学日语专业等于没专业。最近看到知乎有人说,学心理专业等于没专业。这真是个梗。老爸从我小就一直念叨要有一技之长,给我起的名说是希望有个稳定的工作。现在看来这是毒奶。

虽然16-17年的太阳返照确实很美的样子……返照命主被金木夹,不过金木都落处女了,但是命主水星也庙旺。水星是本命的8、11R,从交际圈获益吗?

主观的塔罗占卜

“塔罗牌是不是不能给自己占卜啊?占自己的问题主观性太强,影响解牌发挥。”
“给自己占卜会掺杂主观个人感情的,我从不给自己占卜。”
“我占卜时总是很主观,结果经常不准。”
“我解不出,主观感情太强烈。”
“减少自己的主观意见,调动潜意识。”
……

这类的说法我见过太多太多次了。

可是,什么是主观,什么是客观?

一般语境下,占卜中的客观似乎是指,无论谁解读都一样,结果中立没有偏见,给出的预测正确符合现实事件;主观似乎是指,占卜被卷涉入解读者的情绪、情感,结果带有个人性、不一定被他人认同,给出的预测符合个人的情感偏好。

可是,塔罗占卜,可以像四则运算一样,每个人都按照一样的公式给出一模一样的解读吗?不能。塔罗占卜是一道主观题。就好像,很多塔罗老师都会教学生,把牌编织成一个故事,叙述出来。一次占卜就好像写一篇作文,就算你八股取士,也只不过是写作套路固定,作文内容可不能抄袭。

那么当我们解读塔罗牌的时候,必然地,我有我的思路,你有你的思路,你可能不认同我的思路,反之亦然。但是,讲道理,我们解读出来的最终结论,却又应当是一致的,否则不是你错了就是我错了。

换言之,塔罗占卜过程中,我们经由不同的道路,这道路是我们主观选择的,去到了同一个目的地,即客观的结论。无论我们是给自己占卜,还是给别人占卜,都一样。 继续阅读

谈谈死亡

万圣夜,Samhain,是巫卡教等现代巫术信仰的新年,这一天,生与死的界线会变模糊,我们可以怀念逝去的亲人,甚至与它们再度联系(但最好还是不要打扰它们安眠)。由于冬天已来临(我推测这个节日原本是对应立冬节气的),所以此时也会宰杀一些牲畜,以备过冬,因此一些人认为此时男神以死亡之神的面目出现。

10月份的上半月,我在想,处于亚热带季风气候下的我,是不是天然就没法理解四季运转啊……到现在还短裤短袖吹风扇。不过逐渐逐渐,我留意到照入窗台的阳光,它覆盖到的位置逐渐偏移,反映出太阳逐渐偏南。

无论何处,双神与我同在。


日前在群里跟别人讨论塔罗牌,有一个人觉得,大部分牌代表人生课题,但是审判牌是死人复活,所以审判牌和世界牌不是人生课题,是死后的课题。

我就插嘴说,要讲死后,难道不应该从死亡牌开始算吗,死亡、节制、恶魔……到审判复活。

她很快变得非常激动,说死亡牌不代表肉体死亡,说根据塔罗九戒,塔罗绝不能占卜死亡。

于是我告诉她:塔罗九戒实际只是ATA的会员道德声明,而且只一份草稿,ATA希望会员们有自己的版本,以及塔罗九戒在14年已经变成塔罗八戒了。然后我也跟她说,我们前面讨论的内容倾向于牌意体系的理论,无论是否接受那种道德观念,并不影响我们将死亡牌比喻为死亡。无论死亡牌能否代表肉体死亡,还是代表精神转变,仍然可以做这么一个比喻、象征。

于是我们算是和平地结束了讨论,然后她说出了她为什么感到激动的原因。 继续阅读

这确实是一个关于魔法的普及贴

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作者: 云_汉


掰着指头数一数,我在吧里挖了不少坑《神秘哲学三书》、《贤者之书》、《上位魔法的技巧》、《实践炼金手册》之类的,这些大概永远都填不上了。

想到这里,我觉得十分愧疚(并没有)

所以就想着做一次正经的普及来补偿一下?

虽然普及什么的基本没什么人看吧,不过如果能混个精品水点经验想必也是不错的。

如果你勤勉不断地学习知识,学习智慧的事物,学习那些事物的观点,那么无论发生什么,你都能够去探寻,并理解巫术与魔法。

——《贤者之书》(Picatrix)第一册第六章

我偶尔会在知乎上活跃,有时也会在上面回答一些涉及到占星、魔法之类的问题。在6月份的时候,我被邀请回答这样一个问题:真的有魔法么?我想,这个问题应该是很常见的,也是在这里的很多人都有的一个疑问。我们在吧里精品区可以看到很多让人费解的东西:天体魔法、所罗门、古典魔法、星符、维卡、魔药、北欧符文等等。虽然很多人在开始的时候可能都看不懂,还有一些人认为它们不过是笑话,但是总有一些人未免会产生疑惑,所谓的魔法是否存在呢?

魔法是否存在?很多人都会问这个问题,这个问题又可以延伸出各种各样其他的问题,它看似简单实则不然,接下来我就尝试对这一系列的问题进行解答。在大多数情况下,这个问题其实可以分为两个问题来问,所以我们需要解答的也是两个问题:

1.纵观人类的发展历史,是不是有一种被称为“魔法”的东西真正存在过?如果有,我们有什么证据证明它存在?

2.如果魔法确实存在,那么它到底是不是骗人的把戏?是不是迷信?它真的是有效的吗?

第一个问题很好回答,那就是“魔法”确实存在,过去存在,现在存在,将来仍然会存在。我并不是在胡编乱造或信口雌黄,因为我有无数证据可以证明这一点。在西方中世纪的时候,魔法是以手稿的形式广为流传的,这些手稿现在仍然保存着。所以,这些手稿的存在,就是证明魔法确实存在的铁证。就算是在现代,也有众多的魔法书籍出版,如果在英美亚马逊上输入magick进行搜索,会找出数之不尽的相关书籍。 继续阅读

What does my father think about me?

Mary posted a spread last month, I thought it’s interesting to have a try. Therefore I did a reading last night with it. Originally, the spread is used to explore one’s feelings about another in a romance. But the question I ask here is of my family relationship.

上个月玛丽婆婆发了篇文章介绍了一个牌阵,我觉得很有趣,值得一试。因此昨晚我用它做了次占卜。原本牌阵是问感情里一方对另一方的想法感受,但这里我问的是我爸对我的感受。

I used the Sliver Witchcraft Deck, my significator is queen of swords and the cards I drew were :
his feelings – knight of chalices (R),
his thoughts – the devil,
what beneath him – 3 of chalices,
what he likes – 5 of wands (R),
what he dislikes – knight of wands (R).

我用的是银巫术塔罗。指示牌使用了宝剑王后(事后我才发现,这牌阵用的指示牌本来应该是代表占卜对象的……),抽到的牌分别是:他的感受-圣杯骑士(逆),他的想法-恶魔,在他下面-圣杯3,他喜欢的-权杖5(逆),他厌恶的-权杖骑士(逆)。

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